It is a rather nice treat, once in while (at least!) to spoil yourself with an indulgent afternoon tea. As the Diamond Jubilee weekend is almost here, and we’ve had some glorious sunshine, I think it’s time to stop delaying those plans for that Bank Holiday garden party!
If you’re a city dweller, then you’ll be spoilt for choice with all the Jubilee-themed afternoon tea menus out there. If you’d rather invite folks round for a day out on the lawn, then all you need to recreate that awfully British tea party is some vintage-style accessories and, well, plenty of cake!
If you haven’t got those perfect china tea cups or crystal glassware (as I’m sure there’ll be a glass of bubbly as well as tea!) then you can always hire them, or for small-scale parties, head to the charity shops to see what you can find.
As breakables aren’t always ideal with kids around, Talking Tables have come up with the perfect solution – their coated paper flat-packed cake stands, printed cups and fun cake decorations are the perfect way to create a fun, or pretty, Jubilee table display.
Treat yourself to afternoon tea at a quintessentially British establishment…
“A patriotic pit-stop”: The John Lewis 5 O’Clock Tea Club, held at the Oxford Street department store.
Recreate it at home with vintage hire…
Prim and Proper Vintage Hire, based in Berkshire, have lots of vintage glassware, china and table linen available to hire for garden parties, weddings and other stylish occasions! Contact Amy for pricing and availability.
Prim and Proper Vintage Hire chinaware
Prim and Proper Vintage Hire also do lovely vintage hampers!
Get the easy flat-packed version!
And just for fun (yes, it really is Jubilee-crazy everywhere!)